Retired teachers tapped into NM Hall of Fame

Former Deming High School teachers Patricia McGhee and Sandra Burk have been inducted into the National Education Association-N.M. Hall of Fame. Full Story
School Daze

Farmington, NM

#1 Nov 19, 2010
"They were just really reliable teachers," says Deming High Principal Janean Garney, "old school, a lot of traditional things -- get to work on time, getting things done -- that you could rely on."

As opposed to todays teachers???
good

Silver Spring, MD

#2 Nov 19, 2010
good
teacher

Las Cruces, NM

#3 Nov 19, 2010
Well back then we were not quite like the students today. We had minimal right and now these kids have a lot of rights and we cant do nothing as teachers. I know its the opposite of today's teachers, but there are still some of us who do a good job. Remember we cant make miracles, with students who's parents dont care about them...
Linda

Rio Rancho, NM

#4 Nov 19, 2010
teacher wrote:
Well back then we were not quite like the students today. We had minimal right and now these kids have a lot of rights and we cant do nothing as teachers. I know its the opposite of today's teachers, but there are still some of us who do a good job. Remember we cant make miracles, with students who's parents dont care about them...
I'm wondering what subject you taught? Your post has spelling mistakes, punctuation, & grammatical errors in it.

I do agree that teachers can't perform miracles with students whose parents don't care about them.
Old Timer

United States

#5 Nov 19, 2010
teacher wrote:
Well back then we were not quite like the students today. We had minimal right and now these kids have a lot of rights and we cant do nothing as teachers. I know its the opposite of today's teachers, but there are still some of us who do a good job. Remember we cant make miracles, with students who's parents dont care about them...
I've seen a lot of change in schools, and teachers, over the years. I believe a lot of "politically correct" issues have come into the equation, things on what teachers can and cannot do and teach. I don't even think that many students hold teachers in high esteem anymore, not like we did when going to school.

Methods of teaching have changed, the way kids learn how to spell, how to do math, etc. The new math that came into play some time ago made it hard for parents to even help their kids with homework. A parent would almost have to take a new math class themselves in order to help their own kids. Then they taught kids to spell a new way, believe it was called either phonetics or ebonics, but basically they taught the kids to spell on how the word sounded, and not memorizing it like we did. Now we have lots of people that really can't spell even simple words, you can see that right here on this Forum. It makes me wonder how these people that can't spell very well will ever be able to fill out an employment form or do well in their jobs without embarrassing themselves.

Teaching/learning has all changed. Do they still have the basic 3 R's in school ? Do they teach basic American history still or has that changed too ? Are they made to memorize the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, the Preamble still ? How about English class and learning basic sentence structuring, nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs. How about basic math starting in elementary school, or are they already using calculators ? I wouldn't know since I have no kids in school. Really wondering just how much has changed in our public school system, and almost can understand why some people are turning to home schooling.

By the way, if you really are a teacher, I suggest you go back to English 101 and take the class again. I'm sure you do the best you can, especially with limitations they've most probably put on you now, my hat's off to you anyway.
Class of 03

Moriarty, NM

#6 Nov 22, 2010
Mcgee was the bomb sweet woman congrats to the both !

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